- THE MAGAZINE
New officers and directors were sworn in for the coming year. Our new president is Eric Bollman. Lisa Wagner is the chairman of the board. Secretary/Treasurer is Shawn Forsythe. The Central Coast director is Scott Miller. Los Angeles has dual directors in Matt Sanders and Gabriel Peretti, as does the Orange/Inland area with Tony Cappellano and Larry Wilson. The San Diego director for 2005 is Greg Trigeiro.
Awards were presented for outstanding service during the past year. The Bill Bailey Memorial Award for dedication and service to our industry was presented to Mike Perras. The Dick Maplesden Memorial Award is given to the most outstanding director for his or her contribution to CFI; congratulations to Gabriel Peretti, this year's recipient. The Jackie Maplesden Memorial Award goes to the most supportive spouse for their sacrifices and indirect support of the CFI. This year's winner is Morena Santin.
The Orange/Inland chapter has meetings planned Feb. 18 at Cleaners Heaven in Laguna Hills. Carl Williams will be the speaker talking on marketing. The March 21 meeting will also be at Cleaners Heaven. It will feature Aaron Groseclose speaking all about Oriental rug cleaning.
The Los Angeles chapter has a mill tour of Royalty Carpet Mill planned for Jan. 25. On March 8 there will be a hands-on carpet repair meeting with Mike Perras at Cleancrafters Carpet in Reseda.
The San Diego chapter is planning a March cleaning day for charity with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The residents of Habitat-built and refurbished homes will receive free carpet cleaning.
Upcoming events are posted on our website. Please check for educational classes and IICRC classes scheduled in our region. To learn more about CFI, call (800) 227-7389 or go online to www.carpet9.org.